The news this week is not fat-friendly.
Take this gem where a lawyer claimed that the victim of a gang rape was so fat she would have been "glad of the attention."
I wonder how that works anyway. For every pants size you go up does that mean your enjoyment of rape increases?
The there's this which made me see red. Literally, things were turning red
I agree with one of the video responses to this where a young man says "you say all you see when you look at Jordin is diabetes and heart disease? When I look at you all I see is a bitch!"
I had this to say to Meme Roth. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Meme Roth and National Action Against Obesity
I'd like to express my horror and shock at seeing the fox news clip calling Jordin Sparks obese. I commend encouraging people to live healthier lives but what kind of bully are you going on NATIONAL TV and calling a beautiful 17-year-old women fat? You tell viewers not to vote for Jordin because of the childhood obesity epidemic and the message it will send. That doesn't make any kind of sense. No one wants to be fat. Even at a young age, children are aware that it's bad to be fat-- a social taboo. Other kids make fun of them and its hard to find clothes that fit. You must be crazy to think that kids look at full figured people on TV and think "oh that's cool. I guess I can be fat too."
The TRULY crazy part of this argument is that Jordin Sparks it NOT FAT. She is very healthy looking with some beautiful curves. Not every one of us can be thin, blonde white women after all, Meme! Jordin is the picture of physical health, maybe she could lose some weight (how many of us couldn't) but I would argue she doesn't need to. Her body is beautiful-- not obese. The 40 pounds of weight loss you suggested is clearly out of line. Why are you promoting an unhealthy Hollywood stick-figure ideal? THIS is the stuff that is making our young girls sick with anorexia and bulimia.
I think you owe Jordin and her family an apology for trying to humiliate her on national TV to further your witch-hunt cause, "OH LOOK-- a fat person... let's call a press conference!" Yes, people should take care of themselves but by shaming people or insinuating that anyone you deem "overweight" shouldn't --- what--- have singing careers, have jobs, have a happy normal life-- what are you accomplishing? YOU ARE SICK. You make me sick. If you look at someone carrying an extra few pounds and all you see is heart disease and diabetes maybe YOU need therapy. Try looking at the person and minding your own business. Jordin looks great, she does not need your help and she does not need to be your obesity whipping girl.
You have completely devalued what could have been a great cause and I will make sure everyone I know also loathes what you stand for: Sizeism and cruelty.
It sure sucks to be a plus size woman this week